By Shelley Sharpe
(WINDSOR, ON) – A fourth concert featuring Chris Hadfield has been added to the WSO’s 2014-2015 season. Early demand to see the famed Canadian astronaut perform has prompted the orchestra to add a 1:00 pm Saturday matinee for October 18, at the Capitol Theatre.
Performances are already scheduled for Friday and Saturday night, October 17 and 18, and Sunday afternoon, October 19.
Currently the only way to purchase tickets for these Pops series concerts is with a season ticket package. Packages that include the Hadfield concert begin with as few as three performances for as little as $60. Individual tickets will go on sale September 1.
Music is an important part of Hadfield’s life, so much so his mission patch for his most recent, and most famous, trip into space was in the shape of a guitar pick. A three-quarter-size travel guitar, from Vancouver’s Larrivée Guitars, accompanied Hadfield to the International Space Station and was prominently featured in many of his videos, including his version of David Bowie’s Space Oddity.
Hadfield will perform that version of Space Oddity along with other favourites of his, including a work written by his brother for performance in space. The WSO is the first orchestra to feature the retired colonel as a musical guest.
Tickets for all four performances are available to new and current subscribers at the WSO Box Office, 519-973-1238 ext 2, and online.